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Marie Antoinette TV Series Enters Production: Feminist Approach Meets Lavish Lifestyle

An ill-fated French queen, a lavish lifestyle, and a more feminist approach are what Deborah Davis (The Favourite) had in mind when she wrote a new, eight-part drama featuring Emilia Schule as Marie Antoinette.

The new TV series is said to offer a feminist take on the queen’s life, who married the Dauphin of France at just 14-year old (yes, you’ve read right).

The TV series is currently filming in France.

Nobody Does it Like Marie Antoinette: a True Story

Filming for the new TV series ‘Marie Antoinette’ has begun, and we can’t wait to see how the queen will face drama, deception, and fame this time around.

Meet the writers and directors

The story was created and written by Deborah Davis and co-writers Avril E. Russell (All on a Summer’s Day), Louise Ironside (The Split), and Chloe Moss (Run Sister Run). It is directed by Geoffrey Enthoven (Children of Love) and Pete Travis (Bloodlands).

Meet the actors

Emilia Schule, a Russian-born German actress, will star as the famous Marie Antoinette, Louis Cunningham as Louis XVI, and James Purefoy and Jack Archer are yet to be revealed roles.

The plot

The new TV series will offer a feminist take on Marie Antoinette’s life, who married the dramatic and too complicated Dauphin of France, becoming queen right before her 20th birthday. We’ll follow the queen as she tries her best to navigate the French court and the vast pressure she faced to have a son to continue the Bourbon line. Such things will be central to the plot.

To recall, Marie Antoinette had her first child with Louis XVI after eight years of marriage. That stirred quite the negative speculation about their relationship (you probably can imagine: major DRAMA).

“We’re ready to enchant viewers with stunning scenery from beautiful locations across France and illustrate this audacious, controversial character who changed the history of our nation,” stated Banijay France CEO Francois de Brugada.

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Where will the series take place?

Filming will take place in some of the most majestic places, including the Palace of Versailles, Lesigny, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Bry-sur-Marne, Champs, and Voisins. So, make sure you won’t miss this one out!

The official trailer will be released soon!